Free Tomato Plants: Get Yours Today From 11-1 at Huntsville City Hall

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s just about time to get planting!  Get a boost this Friday, April 5 at City Hall — as Operation Green Team gives away 6,000 tomato plants.

Huntsville’s Citywide Great American Cleanup & Beautification Day is this weekend, and to celebrate, Operation Green Team will hand out free Glad trash bags, free hot dogs and free tomato plants while supplies last.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We’ve got our initiative ‘Earth Day at City Hall’ if you will, and it’s all about getting the supplies that everybody needs to start doing their spring cleanups for the Great American Cleanup here in Huntsville,” said Joy McKee, Director of Operation Green Team.  “It’s all about getting healthier.”

The limit is one tomato plant per person.  There are Big Boys and Better Boys, all grown from seed at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville.

The tomato plants, in the greenhouse (Photo provided by City of Huntsville)

The 6,000 tomato plants, in the greenhouse at Wallace State Community College. (Photo provided by City of Huntsville)

Tomatoes are one of the easiest plants to grow, and people will also be onhand to show different methods to grow them, including raised planters, a five-gallon bucket and even a straw bale.

You will also be able to register for a chance to win a beautiful cedar raised planter bed, perfect for square foot gardening.  You do not need to be present to win, and Operation Green Team will even deliver the planter to the winner’s home.

You can volunteer with Operation Green Team by calling (256) 532-5326 to help with cleanups on Saturday, April  6.  Learn more at Operation Green Team’s web site, huntsvilleal.gov/greenteam.

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